There are many benefits to keeping indoor plants, from brightening your environment to purifying your air. Let’s get “growing” and take a look at some of the best indoor plants and their benefits:
The Snake Plant gets its name from its thin, upright leaves with irregular green banding that look like snakeskin. This low maintenance plant is known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for novice indoor gardeners in any environment. Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.
These trendy plants are a favorite for a few reasons: their eye-catching look and easy growing pattern. During the warmer season, expect to see a new leaf weekly. The best part is that you only have to water the monstera deliciosa every one to two weeks, letting the soil dry out between waterings. They are shown to be effective at reducing air pollutants like benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
The pothos is a great pick if you don’t exactly have a green thumb. These plants start small, but trailing vines can grow to over 10 feet long even indoors where low light and dry air make for less than ideal conditions. Like the snake plant, pothos filters benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.
If you live a high-maintenance life, you need a low-maintenance plant. The dracaena is great because it can easily adapt to different light environments, though it is best away from direct sunlight. It removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene.
ZZ Plant is recommended for lower light environments because they’re drought tolerant and incredibly low maintenance. The ZZ has large potato-like rhizomes (horizontal stems) that continuously grow beneath the surface of its potting mix. These rhizomes store water to help the plant survive drought in its natural environment. ZZs should be watered about once a month during the growing season and once every two months when it goes dormant in the fall. Plus, many cultures believe the ZZ symbolizes prosperity and friendship, making it a great housewarming gift.
Learn more about great indoor plants here and find the next green addition to your American Legend home!